Grassington Sheila Denby, 01756 752605 Skipton Stat Ad Church Coffee: Grassington Congregational Church invites everyone to their annual coffee morning in Church House, Grassington, on Saturday, 9.30am. The event, which includes a raffle, is in support of the village church.

New Homes: The new building development of the former Aynham Close site in Hebden, Road, Grassington, is due for completion in spring 2017. It is being built with money from the Department of Funding for Communities and Local Government. Two and three bedroom houses and two bedroom apartments are all for rent. Enquiries can be addressed to Yorkshire Housing.

Forties Brochure: The souvenir brochure for the Grassington 1940s Weekend, from September 16 to 18, is being delivered by volunteers. It will feature dances and music, with a tea dance in the Town Hall, plus re-enactments and entertainment throughout the weekend. It is organised by a host of volunteers under chairman John Benson, to whom a vote of thanks is extended.

Sports Clubs: Kanga Sports Holiday clubs, which are multi-sport clubs designed for boys and girls of all abilities, are run with local sports coaches and teachers. There are events throughout Craven, with The Upper Wharfedale Sports Hall at Threshfield being one of the venues. The next full week begins on Monday and runs to Friday. The cost is £15 a day or £37.50 for three days, and camps run 9am-3pm. For more information contact Andy at: or at 24 Badgergate,Threshfield BD23 5EN.

Macmillan Walk: The Macmillan Riverside Walk this year is on August 28, from noon, starting at 5 Wharfeside Avenue, Threshfield. This is the 15th year of the walk and so far £19,000 has been raised. To join the walk or to get involved contact Norma Cahill on 01756 752115 or Valerie Ludlam on 01756 793908.

WI Talk: John Whitaker was the speaker after the annual general meeting at Threshfield and Linton WI. He spoke on the history of his family business, Whitakers Chocolates.

Dance Lessons: The basics of the Lindy Hop dance, which will be featured in Grassington's 1940s dance on Friday, September 16, during the 1940s weekend, with Mark today, August 4, and on August 11, 18 and 25, in Grassington Town Hall, 6-7pm. Cost is £4 on the door.

Music Benefit: Hubberholme Church will benefit from an evening of light music on Saturday in Buckden Court Gardens. There will be a strawberry tea from 6pm.

Film Shows: Alan Bennett's Lady in the Van film is featured at the Grassington Community Cinema in the Octagon Theatre from 7.30pm on Saturday. Earlier in the day the film for juniors is Kung Fu Panda from 4.30pm. Films are staged at this venue once a month, organised by the Grassington Hub. Admission is adults, £5 and £2.50 for children, with family tickets for two adults and two children at £10. A bar, popcorn and ice cream add to the atmosphere.

St Michael's: Work on seeking grants to add to the funds already available for the building of the toilet extension and disability access at St Michael's Church, Hubberholme, continues. Permission has been granted for the work once funds are in place.

Hospice Help: A coffee morning will be held in Church House, Grassington, 9am-noon, on Saturday, August 13, for Martin House Children's Hospice. It will include a raffle and cake stall. The event is an annual fundraiser for the hospice and contributions of raffle prizes can be left at 4 School Cottages or at Church House Cottage. Further information from Pat Haslam on 751861.

Embsay-with-Eastby Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197 Bingo Night: The next Cricket Club bingo night is tomorrow, Friday, in the Village Hall. Doors open at 6.45pm with eyes down at 7.30pm. The maximum cost would be £10 if you run six tickets, and all proceeds go towards the club’s finances.

Church Services: On Sunday St Mary’s church will be holding an All-Age service at 9.30am which will be followed at 11.15am by a Book of Common Prayer Communion service. There will be no 10.30am service at the Methodist Chapel as there will be a circuit celebration at St Andrew’s, Skipton at 10.30am. On Tuesday at 10.30am St Mary’s celebrates a quiet Communion service with tea and coffee served afterwards, then from 2pm to 4pm the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation.

Parish Council: North Yorkshire County Council have also been contacted about the damaged and missing guardrails to the bridge over the beck serving the footpath from the Cavendish Arms to Skipton Rock Woods, following concern by a resident. In the light of an initial reply this does not appear to be a priority issue to the authority, which is the responsible body for public footpaths, but the matter will be pursued with the intent of restoring this integral safety element of the bridge. Local residents may have noticed some recent felling of trees in the Nature Reserve. This has become necessary to reduce the risk and speed of spread of ‘ash die-back’, which is threatening to destroy a significant feature of our natural landscape. Dog waste continues to be the subject of complaints. The reservoir area is an increasingly used area and some apparently voluntary attempts have been made to collect waste at additional points. Yorkshire Water has been contacted in addition to Craven District Council with a view to a joint venture to achieve improvements. Some local improvements seem to have been achieved following the provision and installation of a waste bin adjacent to the Rock Woods footpath, although the mentality of people who allow their pet to foul the ground within yards of an appropriate receptacle and not ‘clear up’ must be questioned - please ‘Bag it and Bin it’.

Community Library: With the summer comes holiday time and it is inevitable that the Library volunteers are becoming spread very thinly. Can you help? If you are interested speak to a member of the staff in the library.

Village Hall: The Village Hall Management Committee has been working hard over the last few months to bring new improvements to the hall. The big task at present is the Energy Efficiency Project to upgrade the heating and insulation in the hall - the whole set-up from roof and wall insulation to replacement boilers and possibly solar panels. They want to ensure that in the future there is an economic and efficient system in place. The committee is obtaining prices to investigate funding and possible grants. The help of John Bowers with this project has been invaluable.

Hellifield Kenneth Leak, 01729 850845 Gala day: This weekend Hellifield holds its 47th Annual Gala.The fun starts tomorrow night, Friday, with a ‘Hellifield’s Got Talent’ Night, to be held in the Marquee on the Gala Field., with the theme of Gone But Not Forgotten. Admission is adults £4, under 18s £2, under fives free. From 7.30pm. On Saturday at 12.30pm, this year’s Gala Queen, Holly Mounsey, will be transported to the gala field for her official crowning. Her attendants will be Charlotte Chapman, Millie Anne Singleton, Ella Rae Hardacre, Kian Stanford and Aston Szpitter. There will be no procession through the streets due to the high cost of policing the road closure. A procession around the field will be followed by the judging of the fancy dress at 1.30pm. There is no particular theme, and this year’s judges will be Ruth and James Guilliam from Just Now Designs. In the marquee there will be entertainment from local singers Ian and Jane, and refreshments will be provided by Hellifield WI. From 1pm there will be various entertainments and attractions, including a Buckin Bronco, fun fair, alpacas, goats and Donkey, Circus Jim , Skipton Majorettes, plus all day barbecue and refreshments, plus an all-day bar. The Fell Races will start at 2.15pm with cash prizes for senior race winners and trophies or medals for others. Contact Stephen Chew on 01282 545100 for information. Family sports will start at 3pm, with the usual flat races, egg and spoon etc. On Saturday evening from 7-8.30pm there will music from Dale’s Mini Disco followed by Mix Disco from 8.30pm. No ticket necessary for the marquee on Saturday night. Free Entry, donations welcome.

Flower Club: The North Craven Flower Club holds its next meeting on Thursday, August 11, in the Institute from 7.30pm. There will be a Demonstration by Rebecca Hough. All enquiries about the club contact Frances on 822558.

200 Club: The Institute 200 Club Draw winners for July are: 1st: No 37, £25, Ken Phillips; 2nd: No 153. £10, W. Bolton; 3rd: No 72. £5 Sheila Throup. The next draw will be Saturday, September 3.

Allotments Association: The Hellifield Area Allotments and Gardens Association invites you to go along to the allotments off Brook Street, between 2 and 4pm on Sunday, August 14. At this free event, refreshments will be offered to all, with the chance to pick up surplus produce in return for a donation. For more information, the association has a stall at the gala on Saturday. Membership is£4 a year (£6 for couples). To find out more, contact David Gooch on 01729 850886 or email Farnhill and Kildwick Joyce Wood, 01535 635880 St Andrew’s: On Sunday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8.15am and Family Communion with Baptism at 10am. On Sunday afternoon the church will be open to visitors 2.30-4.30pm and tea and scones will be served in the parish Rooms. Each Wednesday there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am in the parish rooms.

Coffee Morning: The Farnhill Methodists’ coffee morning will be held on Saturday, August 13, in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute10-11.30 am. Proceeds in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

Scarecrow Festival: The Farnhill and Kildwick Scarecrow Festival will be held from Friday, August 19, to Sunday, August 21. Make and site your own scarecrow, registering it at the White Lion by August 16. Forms and entry numbers are available from the White Lion, Priest Bank Road, Kildwick, telephone 01535 632265; email: Rathmell Members of Rathmell Young Farmers met at Lodge Bank Farm, Clapham, kindly hosted by the Dean Family for their Annual Judging Night. Judging for Indoors Swiss Rolls and Cushions; Master Judge – Laura Pickard.

Results:1 Jessica Sowerbutts, 2 Cicely Evans and Louisa Bullock; 3 Anna Booth; Judging Outdoors Dairy Cows and Butchers Lambs – Master Judges Chris Booth and Rob Lambert. Results: Juniors 1 Edward Bradley, 2 Harris Dinsdale, 3 James Bradley, Richard Bradley, Tom Dean and Jack Foster; Seniors 1 Laura Robinson.

Refreshments were kindly provided and a Vote of Thanks given by Laura Robinson. Next week features Banana Boating at Pine Lake, Carnforth. The 72nd Annual Show is to be held on Saturday at Rathmell with judging on the field at 1pm and the Reading Room open at 2pm. Everyone welcome.

Skipton History Tour: Members of Skipton History Society visited Carleton for a guided tour of the village following an illustrated talk by Sue Wrathmell earlier in the year. Carleton has an interesting history dating back to Saxon times, and is fortunate in that there is still much evidence of its development through the centuries.

Despite occasional rain showers, members were able to appreciate Sue’s encyclopaedic knowledge of many noteworthy buildings, and especially to be permitted by the owner to see the interior of Robins Hall, with its impressive fireplace.

Holy Trinity: On Sunday there will be a Holy Communion service at 8am, and a Parish Communion service at 9.45am with healing ministry, and also All-in-Church at 11.30am: a service of worship for all ages, with music and activities. On Tuesday the Toddle into Church activities for babies and pre-school children are in the Vestry Rooms 2-3pm. On Wednesday there is Holy Communion at 10.45.

Christ Church: Family Eucharist will be celebrated in Christ Church on Sunday at 9.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. A cake stall will be held after the 9.30am service on Sunday. The regular weekly service of Holy Communion will take place at 9.30am on Wednesday.

Earby David Hartley, 01282 842617 Earby Gardeners: Earby and District Gardeners are inviting entries for their 73rd Horticultural Show to be held on Saturday, August 13, at the New Road Community Centre. Schedules are available from Dorothy Bullock on 01282 842134, the New Road Community Centre or they can be sent online by contacting There are categories for flowers and vegetables, flower arranging, baking and crafts. Soup and sandwiches will be served from noon and public viewing takes place from 1pm.

Churches Together: The speaker at the next Earby and District Churches Together meeting, which will be held in the Centenary Room of the New Road Community Centre on Thursday, August 18, is Melanie Clarke, the Anglican reader at St Thomas’s C of E Church, Barrowford. The meeting will begin at 6.30pm.

St Peter’s: The Rev David Edmondson will lead the 10.30am Communion service on Sunday. There will be a gentle exercise class at 1.30pm on Monday.

Silsden Linda Berry, 01535 654643 Gala Thanks: A big ‘thank you’ has gone to all the hard working gala committee for putting on an excellent show. The procession was packed with people and the weather held out for once.

Crime Meeting: A neighbourhood meeting takes place at the Punchbowl Inn on August 16to discuss vandalism, theft, and crime in general in the area. The initial get together is at 7pm.

Church Cakes: Coffee, Cakes and cameraderie can be found at the Methodist Church on Saturday, 9.30-11.30am with stalls and refreshments.

Car Boot: The car boot sale at the hospital will be held on Sunday morning in the West Car park at Airedale hospital.

Coniston Cold St Peter’s: On Sunday at St Peter’s Church there will be a Service of Holy Communion at 9.30am.

Draughton Jane Markham, 01756 711305 St Augustine’s: There will be a Holy Communion service St Augustine’s Church on Sunday, starting at 9.30am. All welcome.

Cononley St John’s: On Sunday, Morning Worship at St John’s Church will be led by Mr Maurice Baren at 11am.

Wigglesworth Whist Session: Winners of the last two whist and dominoes sessions at Wigglesworth Community Centre were: A Sutcliffe, K Knowle, A Pickard, E Carefoot, P Oddie, F Taylor, P Parrot, A Pike, A Dinsdale, S Hogg, G Parker, M Metcalfe, M Briggs, J Oddie, M Berry, R Knight, B Procter, H Pickard, M Davis, H Pike, B Garnett. The next session is on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Ladies’ Walk: The Thursday Ladies’ Walk went ahead despite heavy rain. This week’s walkers will set off from Booth’s car park at 7.30pm. The Bacon Butty morning runs on Saturday from 11am-1pm.

Bolton Abbey Priory Church: On Sunday there will be Communion (said) at 8 am, 10.30 am Sung Eucharist and Evening Prayer at 6.30 pm. AS it is the first Sunday of the month there is a Liquid Family Service at 9.15 am. This is a fun service for all the family with songs, prayers and activities. On Wednesday there is a said communion service at 10 am.

Organ Recitals: The next Sunday organ recitals will be given by Sean Montgomery from Hebden Bridge on Sunday, 3.30-4.30 pm. Parking is at the Priory Church.